PHY107 General Physics (8)

This subject encompasses a range of first-year physics topics selected to provide a sufficiently broadbased, yet relevant physics foundation for students pursuing science, teaching, medical radiation science and optometry. The subject covers topics in Newtonian mechanics, fluid mechanics, heat and thermodynamics, waves and optics.

Subject Outlines
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Session 1 (30)
On Campus
Port Macquarie Campus
Wagga Wagga Campus
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: PHY107. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Dentistry and Health Sciences

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to outline the principles of and perform calculations in kinematics and dynamics.
  • be able to explain the concepts and perform calculations in elasticity and fluids.
  • be able to explain the concepts and perform calculations in thermal physics.
  • be able to demonstrate comprehension and perform calculations involving waves and optics
  • be able to compute and solve problems of a conceptual and quantitative nature in the above areas of physics


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Kinematics;
  • Dynamics;
  • Elasticity;
  • Fluids;
  • Thermal Physics;
  • Waves;
  • Optics.


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 275 278 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.